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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mercer County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT       NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH    
     Population 3 years and over            Total poplulation 40,924 100.0
      enrolled in school 11,195 100.0   Native 40,614 99.2
Nursery school, preschool 773 6.9       Born in United States 40,506 99.0
Kindergarten 608 5.4           State of residence 35,412 86.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 5,737 51.2           Different state 5,094 12.4
High school (grades 9-12) 2,802 25.0       Born outside United States 108 0.3
College or graduate school 1,275 11.4   Foreign born 310 0.8
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 69 0.2
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 173 0.4
  Population 25 years and over 25,614 100.0       Not a citizen 137 0.3
Less than 9th grade 1,107 4.3        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 3,003 11.7   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 12,739 49.7     Total (excluding born at sea) 310 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,852 15.0   Europe 81 26.1
Associate degree 1,672 6.5   Asia 97 31.3
Bachelor's degree 1,925 7.5   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 1,316 5.1   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 71 22.9
Percent high school graduate or higher 84.0 (X)   Northern America 61 19.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 37,887 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 30,951 100.0   English only 36,881 97.3
Never married 6,761 21.8   Language other than English 1,006 2.7
Now married, except separated 19,782 63.9           Speak English less than '"very well"' 320 0.8
Separated 224 0.7   Spanish 448 1.2
Widowed 2,022 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 190 0.5
 Female 1,711 5.5   Other Indo-European languages 459 1.2
Divorced 2,162 7.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 106 0.3
 Female 1,165 3.8   Asian and Pacific Island languages 75 0.2
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 24 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 40,924 100.0
           under 18 years 259 100.0     Total ancestries reported 38,760 94.7
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 133 51.4   Arab 40 0.1
        Czech¹ 110 0.3
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 17 0.0
          Civilian population 18 years and over 28,787 100.0   Dutch 632 1.5
Civilian veterans 3,566 12.4   English 1,984 4.8
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,497 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 59 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 24,618 60.2
     Population 5 to 20 years 10,671 100.0   Greek 9 0.0
With a disability 606 5.7   Hungarian 99 0.2
     Population 21 to 64 years 21,251 100.0   Irish¹ 2,687 6.6
With a disability 2,917 13.7   Italian 495 1.2
 Percent employed 60.9 (X)   Lithuanian 0 0.0
No disability 18,334 86.3   Norwegian 33 0.1
 Percent employed 84.1 (X)   Polish 239 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 5,545 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 2,061 37.2   Russian 44 0.1
        Scotch-Irish 260 0.6
        Scottish 137 0.3
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 23 0.1
  Population 5 years and over 37,887 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 25,086 66.2   Swedish 62 0.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 12,701 33.5   Swiss 222 0.5
 Same county 8,905 23.5   Ukrainian 18 0.0
 Different county 3,796 10.0   United States or American 2,938 7.2
  Same state 2,677 7.1   Welsh 317 0.8
  Different state 1,119 3.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 3 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 100 0.3   Other ancestries 2,217 5.4
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (X) Not applicable.
¹ The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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